Enable file versioning / history for all types of files (not just Office types)
I know you can recover previous versions of Microsoft Office files in OneDrive. But in Dropbox and Google Drive, you can recover previous versions of any file type (and this has been a long standing feature of these services). Please give us the ability to restore previous versions of any file type in OneDrive.
We are expanding version history support to all file types for OneDrive personal account users. As a result, customers will now be able to restore or download previous versions of all their files for up to 30 days. It will be available to everyone this summer; currently, approximately 10% of OneDrive users can see and interact with this feature.
You can read more about file versioning and how to use it on our blog: https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2017/07/19/expanding-onedrive-version-history-support-file-types
We understand how critical your data is to you. We also understand that threats are continually evolving and that our product must evolve too. This is one of several steps you will see us take in the near future to help protect you and your data.
Moving to Google Drive...
This would be awesome for ransomeware situations.
@Joel that is for Office file types, which work as the suggestion's title suggests... this suggestion is for *all* files... like what Dropbox has offered as an obvious and expected feature for several years now.
Joel Muncaster commented
I thought this was an issue too, as I accidentally saved over a previous copy of my resume and didn't want to go through the rework. But I went to Onedrive online, highlighted the file and then went to the '...' button where I did have version history available to me, and was able to restore a version of the file from yesterday.
Hope this helps!
Fredrik Helland commented
This is amazing... I have been using OneDrive to store many of my things, but have been completely unaware of the lack of this crucial feature until just now when I actually needed it. You guys even have the nerve to display the feature in the interface, neglecting to inform that it is turned off! How is this not fooling your paying customers?
Rei Miyasaka commented
You can't be serious. I would never have put my stuff on OneDrive if I'd known this.
Screwed by fineprint.
and what about after 2 years ???
I really like OneDrive's pricing and features like clients for all the major phone platforms. But I've taken to dis-recommending OneDrive to those whom I advise (which is a lot of people). Why? Because without versioning *all* files OneDrive doesn't offer protection against Crypto-Ransomware. Your competitors do.
This feature really needs to happen now.
@Philippe, you should. Dropbox is running circles around this group/product. A growing embarrassment for MSFT. It's no wonder they don't acquire Dropbox already. From today's news:
Any date? It has been a year.
Should I start looking at the competition?
Hi. Idea created add August 21, 2014
Response created at March 27, 2015
Now 25 April 2016
I need this feature as soon as possible and i am still waiting !
If you dont have time to offer this "one of the most important" requirement , please tell us and i will cancel my subscription
I just got OneDrive with Samsung and wanted to give it a go, but first i checked if it supports file versioning, but this is bad news. I am not going to use OneDrive... :(
"In the plans". Simply abysmal. This should have been a feature prior to OneDrive being released. Epic fail MS.
Hi Omar if a malware (ctb locker) has infected all my files on onedrive changing the file extension how do I restore an older version of Office file types?
It's possible to ask for restore the entrire onedrive backup?
Yikes! I just migrated gigabytes of data from Dropbox to Onedrive. Now I'm terrified to read that Onedrive does not have versioning for all file types. Can't believe it!
I'm going straight back to Dropbox. Luckily I can recover all the files I just deleted from Dropbox at the click of a button!
Still no version control ??
Any update on this (it has been a year already)?
John B commented
Not implemented yet (don't confuse this with Windows File History). Please implement this soon!
Peter Sheridan commented
Isn't this already implemented? I can view previous versions of both .txt and .7z files.... Please confirm.
If this is "super important" then how come that the issue have not been resolved a year after?